Radio Active

Spoof radio archives written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

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The National Local Radio Station links up with Bethlehem and drops in on sick kids.

Stars Geoffrey Perkins.

From December 1983.

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The Radio Active team are back again, with a special eight-of-the-best selection of their past triumphs.

Producer David Tyler. Stereo

Contributors

Producer: David Tyler

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Producer: David Tyler

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The Radio Active team with another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

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The RadioActiveteam with another selection of their past triumphs. Producer David Tyler Stereo

Contributors

Producer: David Tyler

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Producer: David Tyler

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The RadioActive team with another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

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The Radio Activeteam with another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

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The Radio Active team present another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

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The RadioActiveteam with a special "eight of the best" selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

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The Radio Active team with the final selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

Radio Active - David Chizzlenut2016092220160929 (BBC7)
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Britain's only national local radio station returns to the airwaves in a one-off special.

Britain's only national local radio station returns to the airwaves for a one-off special - a spectacular world-premiere adaption of Charles Dickens' David Chizzlenut.

Mike Channel, Anna Daptor, Martin Brown and the rest of the Radio Active crew try to hold things together as the spectacularly appalling Radio Active Drama Repertory Company unveil their unique rendition of Dickens' mercifully less well-known masterpiece.

Original cast members Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens have reunited to recreate an episode of one of the most successful radio comedies of the 1980s, which ran for seven series and won numerous awards.

The show is produced by one of the original producers, David Tyler

Cast:

Helen Atkinson Wood

Angus Deayton

Michael Fenton Stevens

Philip Pope

Written by

Geoffrey Perkins and Angus Deayton

With additional material by Jon Cantor, Moray Hunter and John Docherty

Music by Philip Pope and Richard Curtis

Produced by David Tyler

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

0001The Oxford Revue Presents Radio Active19800408

Spoof and sketch-based radio show.

A selection of the finest national local radio output with Mike Stand, Anna Daptor and the rest of the team.

0101The Late Show With Mike Channel1981090820040105 (BBC7)
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Britain's National Local Radio Station, with the HeeBeeGeeBees.

Stars Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

From September 1981.

The first edition of the radio spoof, featuring the HeeBeeGeeBees, Recipe of the Day, Celebrity Reminiscences and lots of helpful time checks.

The very first edition, featuring the HeeBeeGeeBees, Recipe of the Day, Celebrity Reminiscences and lots of helpful time checks.

This week the national local radio station has features on how to boil an egg, the HeeBeeGeeBees and football managers.

0102Bedrock - The Early Morning Breakfast Show With Mike Flex1981091520040112 (BBC7)
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Featuring movie reviews, helpful hints in the event of a nuclear war and music from Status Quid.

0103The Midday Show With Anna Dapter1981092220071004 (BBC7)
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The National Local Radio Station prepares to welcome some royal visitors. Stars Helen Atkinson-wood. From September 1981.

0103The Midday Show With Anna Daptor1981092220040119 (BBC7)
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It's the mid-day slot on Radio Active with Anna Daptor.

The National Local Radio Station prepares to welcome some royal visitors.

0104The Radio Active Roadshow1981092920040126 (BBC7)
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AKA The Road Show

The crew are preparing for a road show and meeting their public - some of whom have never heard of Radio Active.

The National Local Radio Station is on the road - to meet the great listening public.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From September 1981.

0105What's News1981100620040202 (BBC7)
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The National Local Radio Station's worldwide update with Mike Flex and Mike Channel. Stars Angus Deayton. From October 1981.

The National Local Radio Station's worldwide update with Mike Flex and Mike Channel.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From October 1981.

Mike Flex and Mike Channel bring you 'news about the news and views about the news', plus a song from The Beagles.

Mike Flex and Mike Channel introduce the only local station to turn national.

0106 LASTThe Radio Active Awards1981101320050131 (BBC7)
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It's the Radio Active Awards ceremony.

There's a bit of competition around and that's just amongst the presenters.

The listeners' votes are in, so the National Local Radio Station tells you the winners!

0199The Hee Bee Gee Bees Story (introduced By Paul Burnett19811219
0201The History Of Radio Active1982081620040216 (BBC7)
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From the pirate ships to the life of Norman Tonsil, the station wallows in nostalgia.

From the pirate ships to the life of Norman Tonsil, the station wallows in nostalgia. With Geoffrey Perkins. From August 1982.

From the pirate ships to the life of Norman Tonsil, the station wallows in nostalgia. With Geoffrey Perkins.

Radio Active is celebrating its seventeenth birthday (yippee!).

Mikes Channel and Flex wallow in nostalgia.

Radio Active is celebrating its seventeenth birthday, yippee!

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Only £300,000 to go! Can the station reach their charity target in half an hour?

Only £300,000 to go! Can the station reach their charity target in half an hour? Stars Angus Deayton. From August 1982.

Only 800,000 pounds to go! Can the station reach their charity target in half an hour?

The team are doing some unusual activities to raise money for charity.

Mike is throwing himself off a brick

0203Good Day Sport1982083020040301 (BBC7)
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Get the results you need from your local national radio station. Stars Angus Deayton.

Get the results you need from your local national radio station. Stars Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. From August 1982.

The first local national radio station present an afternoon of sport in just 30 minutes.

Comedy with the first local national radio station as they present an afternoon of sport in just 30 minutes.

0204What's Going On?1982090620040308 (BBC7)
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An indispensable guide to what's on in the arts, theatre, canoeing and music from the first local national radio station.

An indispensable guide to what's on in the arts, theatre and canoeing.

Plus music from the first national local radio station.

Your indispensable guide to bargains in Margate and mouth-watering lunchtime theatre.

Your indispensable guide to bargains in Margate and mouth-watering lunchtime theatre. Stars Angus Deayton. From September 1982.

0205The Nigel Pry Show19820913
0206 LASTPick Of The Week1982092020040315 (BBC7)
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The best of the station's output, including the 1-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'. With Philip Pope. From September 1982.

Including the one-minute playwright, Spot the Sexist and The Greatest Band on Earth.

Comedy, as Radio Active presents their Pick of the Week in a specially shortened programme.

The best of the station's output, including the one-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'. With Philip Pope. From September 1982.

The best of the station's output, including the 1-minute playwright and 'Spot the Sexist'.

0301Euroshow1983071220031122 (BBC7)
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Radio Active goes continental with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid.

Britain's first national local radio station goes continental with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid. Stars Angus Deayton.

Let's go Eurowide with a great big Eurowelcome in Germany, France and Italy for the first ever Euroshow. Broadcasting to over 12,000,000 Eurohomes in unforgettable Eurosound.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.

Radio Active goes sur le continent with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid doing their bit for European Unity.

Radio Active goes continental with reporters in Berlin, Paris and Madrid doing their bit for European Unity.

0302Probe Round The Back1983071920040329 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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Radio Active's regular analysis programme, Probe, takes a look behind-the-scenes at Britain's first national local radio station

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.

Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a special behind the scenes episode.

Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a special behind the scenes episode. From July 1983.

The only local national radio station, Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a special behind the scenes episode.

The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway?

The hunt is on as the Radio Active team asks the question MI5 - Friend, foe or motorway?

The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway? Episode 2 of 6.

The only local national radio station, Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a behind the scenes episode.

Episode 2 of 6.

0303Radio Active's Funday In Blackport1983072620040405 (BBC7)
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Have fun and plenty of it with Radio Active's fun day out on the promenade in Blackport.

Enough games, celebrities and competitions to generate a great deal of fun. Plus, somebody MUST win a Radio Active Car Sticker.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Roger Planer, Antony Nicholson, Moray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.

Games, celebrities, competitions, plus somebody must win a Radio Active Car Sticker.

Have fun and plenty of it with the Radio Active Funday.

Enough games and celebrities to generate a load of laughs.

The world's first national local radio station reaches sunny seaside holiday spot Blackport for a Day of Fun.

The only local national radio station on the air.

Says it all, really.

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After a presenter reshuffle at Radio Active, Mike Channel presents his first overnight slot, including the 'What My Favourite Record Is' phone-in

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter, John Docherty, Roger Planer and Richard Curtis.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983.

A change to the daytime line-up and the 'What My Favourite Record Is' phone-in.

Sketch show from 1983 with Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood and Geoffrey Perkins.

Spoof sketch show from 1983 with Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood and Geoffrey Perkins.

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The first national local radio station is live from the Buy British Exhibition.

0305Lunchtime With Anna1983080920030705 (BBC7)
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Anna Dapter's midday show with inserts from the Buy British exhibition at Olympia.

Anna Dapter moves her Breakfast Show to lunchtime this week to accommodate the revised menu in the Radio Active Canteen. 'Lunchtime with Anna' features live coverage of the Buy British Exhibition, from London's Olympia and carrots.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Michael Fenton-stevens, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Roger Planer.

Producer: Jamie Rix

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The first national local radio station is 'live' from the 1983 Edinburgh Festival.

Scotland beware! The national local radio station's weekly arts programme has special coverage of the Edinburgh Festival.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Mike Schilling.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Richard Curtis, Helen Murray, Nick Wilton, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Roger Planer.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1983.

0306 LASTWhat's Going On At The Edinburgh Festival1983081620040426 (BBC7)
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The team visits a hospital.

First heard in December 1983.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is live from the 1983 Edinburgh Festival.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is 'live' from the Edinburgh Festival.

More comedy as the first national local radio station is 'live' from the Edinburgh Festival 1983.

Comedy from 1983 as the first national local radio station goes live from the Edinburgh Festival 1983.

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As Mike Channel loses his show, Anna Daptor brings festive cheer to a hospital.

Celebrate Christmas the Radio Active way as they visit a hospital.

The National Local Radio Station links up with Bethlehem and drops in on sick kids.

Stars Geoffrey Perkins.

From December 1983.

0401Salute To New York1984070920030728 (BBC7)
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It's Radio Active's live transatlantic link-up with the Big Apple, but sadly Mike Channel is stuck behind in the UK studio.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Moray Hunter, John Docherty, Roger Planer and Mark Smith.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.

A change of scene in the Big Apple for some of the team, but Mike Channel is left behind.

Radio Active sends its presenters to New York and gets some American wisdom.The team broadcasts from The Big Apple.

Cartoon funerals, nude interviews, healing for sick pets and criminal activity as the team broadcast from The Big Apple.

0402The Martin Brown Show1984071620030804 (BBC7)
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Mr Hospital Radio himself gets his own show and makes a name for everyone else.

A big break for "Mr Hospital Radio" himself, as Martin Brown gets his very own show on Radio Active.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter,

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.

0403Round Your Parts1984072320030811 (BBC7)
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The National local radio team present a special visit to meet the residents of the Rural Village of Humpingham.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon Canter, Murray Hunter and John Docherty.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.

Mike Flex, Anna Daptor and Mike Channel discover what it's really like round your parts.

Mike Flex, Anna Daptor et al sniff Round Your Parts and visits the village of Humpingham for some quaint and sleepy interviews with the locals.

Mike Flex, Anna Daptor et al sniff Round Your Parts.

From July 1984.

0404The Breakfast Show1984073020030818 (BBC7)
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team excitedly embark on their first ever television simulcast.

Radio Active's Breakfast Show is broadcast simultaneously on TV with a whole host of celebrity interviews, an agony aunt and live music. What could possibly go wrong?

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins and Jon Canter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1984.

AKA Radiovision Breakfast Show

Broadcasting par excellence as Mike Channel and colleagues talk to those making the headlines.

Angus Deayton stars.

From 1984.

Broadcasting par excellence as Mike Channel and colleagues talk to the people making the headlines.

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With their franchise under threat from broadcasting authorities, Radio Active must target community relations.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with Jon Canter, John Docherty and Moray Hunter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.

The local national radio station tackles minority issues in their usual style.

Explosive comedy from the local national radio station as they tackle minority issues in their usual style.

0406Bio Show1984081320030901 (BBC7)
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Move over Sue Lawley! The hapless DJs try their hand at a Desert Island Discs style interview.

The team profiles actor, director, author, lover and PoW Sir John Lesley, who recalls what it felt like when he was young.

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The station pays tribute to the sensational life of celebrated actor Sir John Lesley.

The station biographical series pays tribute to the sensational life of celebrated actor, Sir John Lesley.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with Jon Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter, Helen Murry and Nick Wilton.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.

0407Gigantaquiz1984082020030908 (BBC7)
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Your big, big chance to take part in the station's massive quiz. Big prizes? Fat chance!

Which lucky contestant is going to win the £10,000 jackpot in Radio Active's massive quiz?!!!!

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown. With Helen Murry, Nick Wilton and Jamie Rix.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Buchan.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.

Broadcasting locally, wherever you are in the Nation, it's Britain's first National Local Radio Station's 'Giganta-quiz'!

0408David Chizzlenutt1984082720080306 (BBC7)
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The Radio Active Rep perform Dickens's literary classic live.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.

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The radio repertory company put on a performance of their version of the Dickens classic Martin Chizzlenutt.

Or is it David Chuzzabutt?

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It's the Radio Active Wimbledon Special with exclusive and exciting live coverage from Court 19.

Anyone for tennis? Exciting 'live' and exclusive coverage from Court 19.

Anyone for tennis? Exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

Stars Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

From July 1985.

Anyone for tennis? Radio Active's exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

Anyone for tennis? Exclusive 'live' coverage from Court 19. From July 1985.

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Mike Channel chairs a special Radio Active debate. Are the studio audience for or against the annihilation of the planet?

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Angus Deayton and Richard Curtis.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, Richard Curtis and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

Mike Channel asks if the studio audience are for or against the annihilation of the planet

The team discuss whether nuclear wars are a good thing or what, with a panel of experts.

Another discussion on weapons of mass destruction could well mean civilisation's demise.

Radio Active discuss whether nuclear weapons are a good thing or a bad thing in their own unique way.

0503Out Of Your Depth1985071920021203
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Norman Tonsil will pay anything to transform Martin Brown into an all-round entertainer.

Martin Brown is out of his depth - quite literally.

It's Martin Brown's one and only chance to do something useful with his life, as owner Sir Norman Tonsil generously pays for him to become an all-round entertainer, for as long as it keeps him away from the radio station.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter and Richard Curtis.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

Have-a-go presenter Martin Brown is plunged into the deep end, and sinks.

0504Big Down Under Show - In Australia1985072620021210
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An altogether Australian show from the Radio Active team.

Australia: The team are broadcasting down under with Mike Flex in Sydney and Anne Adaptor in Adelaide. Stars Angus Deayton.

0504In Australia20121231 (BBC7)
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Meet Craig Stevens the Ripper Drongo, as the team broadcast down under.

Meet Craig Stevens the Ripper Drongo, as the team head down under with Mike Flex in Sydney and Anne Adaptor in Adelaide.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Richard Curtis and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

0505Get Away With You1985080220021029
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Fancy a timeshare? Or a trip to the Black Country? Time to get away for the summer.

Fancy a timeshare? Or a trip to the Black Country? It's time to 'Get Away With You'.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.

This week's show takes a look at getting away from it all, including a break in Windscale.

0506Wey Hey, It's Saturday1985080920021105
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A train gets named, while Aaron the Aardvark grudgingly joins a Saturday kids show.

A special train gets named, while Aaron the Aardvark very grudgingly joins the Saturday kids show.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Steve Brown, Philip Pope and Geoffrey Perkins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Cantor, John Docherty and Moray Hunter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.

'Wey hey, it's Saturday' sings Aaron the Aardvark.

He should know, he's responsible for what happens down in the Pig Pen today.

0507Music Festival1985081620021112
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Mike Flex and Mike Channel host Radio Active's very own live music extravaganza.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Geoffrey Perkins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Docherty, Moray Hunter and Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.

It's the Radio Active music festival.

0508Did You Catch It?1985082320160707 (BBC7)

Sir Norman Tonsil attempts to review his radio station's output, including a novel way of choosing the Choir of the Year.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Richard Curtis.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Jeremy Pascall.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1985.

The station's Choir of the Year Competition is settled by a game of tug o' war.

0508 LASTDid You Catch It?1985082320021119
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Sir Norman Tonsil chairs a discussion on the programmes heard on Radio Active last week.

AKA Choir Of The Year

On offer this week the Choir of the Year Competition which apparently was decided by a game of tug o' war.

0601A Thodding By-election Special1986101120050808 (BBC7)
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Expect no bias as Radio Active Chairman Norman Tonsil stands as an Independent Candidate.

Expect no bias as Radio Active's Chairman Norman Tonsil stands as an Independent Candidate in the Thodding By-Election.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Geoffrey Perkins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

Expect no bias as Radio Active Chairman Norman Tonsil stands as an Independent Candidate. With Angus Deayton. From October 1986.

Norman Tonsil, Radio Active Chairman and Independent Candidate promises not to be biased in the forthcoming elections.

0602The Fit And Fat Show1986101820050815 (BBC7)
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Anna Daptor presents her very personal guide to staying fit and healthy.

Anna Daptor presents her very personal radio guide to staying fit and healthy.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

Anna Daptor presents her guide to staying fit and healthy, plus some yummy recipes using lots of cream and butter.

Anna Daptor presents her guide to staying fit and healthy, plus some recipes using lots of cream and butter.

0603Bogie Awards1986102520070412 (BBC7)
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The stars are out for the Bogies! Who'll win the much coveted gold-plated award?

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

The stars are out for the Bogies! Who will win the much coveted gold-plated award?

0603Radio Active's Bogie Awards1986102520050822 (BBC7)
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Join the stars as they pick up their Bogies.

Join the stars as they collect their Bogies, and who will receive the much coveted gold plated award - Mike Flex by any chance?

0604The D-day Show1986110120160804 (BBC7)

Saluting the days of war, as the wacky team commemorate the 1944 Normandy invasion.

A weighty historical analysis of the biggest military operation in the history of big military operations.

Starring Morwenna Banks, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope, Steve Brown and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

0605Radio Active Goes To The Movies1986110820050829 (BBC7)
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The team visits Nice only to discover that it doesn't have a film festival after all.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Steve Brown and Philip Pope.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1986.

The team visits Nice for the Film Festival to gather interviews, only to discover that Nice doesn't have a Film Festival.

The team visits Nice for the Film Festival, but discover that Nice doesn't have a Film Festival.

0606Stop That Crime Uk1986111520050905 (BBC7)
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The radio team create their own, very special reconstructions to help solve crimes.

The phone lines are open - as the radio team create their own, very special reconstructions to help catch criminals.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-Stevens and Jon Canter.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1986.

Can you, the public, help this comedy act stamp out crime? Tune in and find out.

0607In House Documentary1986112220050912 (BBC7)
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The team make a documentary about the 'ordinary' things they have done whilst living together.

The team make a documentary about the 'ordinary' things they have done while living together.

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The production team follow a family around in a subtle fly-on-the wall style. With Geoffrey Perkins. From November 1986.

The production team follow a family around in a subtle fly-on-the wall style.

0608Backchat20160901 (BBC7)

The station's most popular programme - the forum for listeners' complaints.

Starring Morwenna Banks, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1986.

0608 LASTBackchat1986112920050919 (BBC7)
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The team use their 'unique' style to respond to listeners' complaints.

Mainly, this means Sir Norman Tonsil being rude.

0701It Was 20 Years Ago Last Tuesday1987082920050926 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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Join the team on a comic journey back to the halcyon days of the late 60s.

The on-air team look back to the halcyon days of 1967.

Stars Helen Atkinson Wood and Geoffrey Perkins.

0701'it Was Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday'20081226 (BBC7)
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The on-air team look back to the halcyon days of the late 1960's - a time of peace, love and rampant drug abuse.

Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1987.

The on-air team look back to the halcyon days of 1967. From August 1987.

0702Radio Radio Programme1987090520051003 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The on-air team looks at how radio works, why radios work, what radio works on the radio and what radio works have been done on the radio which work. Plus Martin Brown meets special guest John Peel to ask him what it's like being Emma's brother.

Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

The on-air team go behind the microphones.

The Radio Active Team Present A Special Programme All About The World Of Radio, And Martin Brown Meets special guest John Peel.

0703God Alone Knows1987091220051010 (BBC7)
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The Right Reverend Reverend Wright presents all the latest from around the parish.

The Right Reverend Reverend Wright brings you all the very latest from around the parish.

Starring Helen Atkinson Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

Join Radio Active's religious correspondent, The Right Reverend Reverend Wright, for half an hour of fun and laughter.

0704Probe Round The Back1987091920090116 (BBC7)
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The on-air team's undercover investigators are on the trail of the 'Fifth Man'.

Nigel Pry leads the hunt for the Fifth Man, the Whitehall Mole, the Moscow Sleeper and the Gentlemen's Toilet - as the radio team asks the question "MI5 - Friend, foe or motorway?".

Starring Morwenna Banks, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

The on-air team's undercover interrogations are on the trail of the 'Fifth Man'.

The on-air team's undercover interrogations are on the trail of the 'Fifth Man'. Stars Angus Deayton. From September 1987.

0704Probe Round The Back [revised]1987091920040329 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway?

The hunt is on as the Radio Active team asks the question MI5 - Friend, foe or motorway?

The only local national radio station, Radio Active invites you to probe round the back in a special behind-the-scenes episode.

The Radio Active team ask the question: MI5 - friend, foe or motorway? Episode 2 of 6.

The on-air team's undercover interrogations reveal the identity of the 'Fifth Man'.

Stars Angus Deayton.

From September 1987.

0705Mike Says - Here's A Bit Of Talent1987092620051024 (BBC7)
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A chance to hear the stars of the future - almost certainly for one night only.

Your chance to help Radio Active spot the stars of the future - and wreck any career they might have had.

Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Music by Philip Pope and Angus Deayton - with guest singer Kate Robbins.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Michael Fenton-Stevens.

Producer: David Tyler

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

0706The Flu Special1987100320090130 (BBC7)
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A full, in-depth medical probe, with song, dance, comedy and magic.

0707You And Your Things1987101220051031 (BBC7)
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Consumer champion Lynn Folds Over is consumed by all things consumer.

Lyn Folds-Over is consumed by all things consumer and the household dangers which could harm a small child.

From October 1987.

Starring Helen Atkinson-wood.

0708 LASTThe Mega Phone-in1987101920051107 (BBC7)
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The Team Give You The Opportunity To Take Part In The Biggest Ever Phone-in - Just Dial In And Talk to the engaged signal.